Kevin Pietersen      

Full name Kevin Peter Pietersen

Born June 27, 1980, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Current age 36 years 205 days

Major teams England, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Dolphins, Hampshire, ICC World XI, KwaZulu-Natal, Melbourne Stars, Natal, Nottinghamshire, Quetta Gladiators, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Surrey

Nickname KP, Kelves, Kapes, Kev

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Maritzburg College, University of SA

Kevin Peter Pietersen
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 104 181 8 8181 227 47.28 13255 61.72 23 35 985 81 62 0
ODIs 136 125 16 4440 130 40.73 5128 86.58 9 25 427 77 40 0
T20Is 37 36 5 1176 79 37.93 831 141.51 0 7 119 32 14 0
First-class 217 358 26 16522 355* 49.76 50 71 152 0
List A 253 233 34 8112 147 40.76 15 46 85 0
Twenty20 170 165 24 4973 115* 35.26 3638 136.69 3 30 440 186 59 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 104 58 1311 886 10 3/52 4/78 88.60 4.05 131.1 0 0 0
ODIs 136 23 400 370 7 2/22 2/22 52.85 5.55 57.1 0 0 0
T20Is 37 3 30 53 1 1/27 1/27 53.00 10.60 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 217 6443 3760 73 4/31 51.50 3.50 88.2 0 0
List A 253 2390 2122 41 3/14 3/14 51.75 5.32 58.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 170 30 396 534 17 3/33 3/33 31.41 8.09 23.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 21-24, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v England at Harare, Nov 28, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 16, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Australia at Southampton, Jun 13, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jun 27, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval, May 31-Jun 3, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 16, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Durham v Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat at Melbourne, Jan 17, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 Melb Stars v Heat Melbourne 17 Jan 2017 T20
44* Melb Stars v Scorchers Perth 14 Jan 2017 T20
32 Melb Stars v Strikers Melbourne 10 Jan 2017 T20
73 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 7 Jan 2017 T20
60 Melb Stars v Syd Thunder Sydney 4 Jan 2017 T20
15 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne 1 Jan 2017 T20
9 Dolphins v Knights Durban 11 Dec 2016 T20
81 Dolphins v Warriors East London 7 Dec 2016 T20
79 Dolphins v Cape Cobras Durban 4 Dec 2016 T20
5 Dolphins v Titans Durban 30 Nov 2016 T20
Profile

Few cricketers have divided opinion like Kevin Pietersen. When he was unceremoniously dumped from England's set up early in 2014, with lawyers at the ready on all sides, he was presented by those in authority as an egotistical individualist whose reluctance to respect those in charge forever undermined attempts to build a strong team ethic. Whatever view you held, Pietersen deserved to be recognised as one of the most captivating cricketers to pull on an England shirt. His flamboyant strokeplay was at the heart of many of England's finest performances for a decade. A brazen belief in his own ability, moments of outrageous unorthodoxy and, at times, a surprising vulnerability on and off the field have all combined to give him great box-office appeal.

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Timeline
    • March 6, 1998
      A gentle offspinner makes his debut
      • Pietersen makes his first-class debut for Natal 'B' against Easterns at Kingsmead aged just 17. Regarded primarily as an offspinner and lower-order batsman at this stage of his career, Pietersen took one wicket in the match and, batting at no.8, made an unbeaten three in his only innings.
    • December 1999
      Graeme Swann, 10 years earlier
      • Impresses members of the touring England side, including Nasser Hussain, during an England XI warm-up match against KwaZulu-Natal at Kingsmead, clearing the boundary four times on his way to an unbeaten 57-ball 61. He also picks up four top-order wickets with his handy offspin.
    • October 2000
      Mother's love
      • Signs a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire in the year he turns 20. Pietersen, who has a British passport courtesy of his English mother, tells a South African newspaper "I'm not turning my back on South African cricket", but eventually decides to throw in his lot with Nottinghamshire, saying that the "guarantee of three years of high-quality cricket" with Nottinghamshire was "a career opportunity too good to turn down."
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Jan 14, 2017

Kevin Pietersen scored an unbeaten 44, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2016-17, Perth, January 14, 2017

Kevin Pietersen scored an unbeaten 44

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Jan 10, 2017

Kevin Pietersen plays a scoop, Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League 2016-17, Melbourne, January 10, 2017

Kevin Pietersen plays a scoop

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Jan 7, 2017

Kevin Pietersen throws his bat in the air after being dismissed, Renegades v Stars, Big Bash League 2016-17, Melbourne, January 7, 2017

Kevin Pietersen throws his bat in the air after being dismissed

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Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2005

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2005

Awarded the MBE on 31st December 2005

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2006

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd ODI: India v England at Cuttack
Jan 19, 2017 (13:30 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
3rd ODI: India v England at Kolkata
Jan 22, 2017 (13:30 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
Leeward Is v Kent at Coolidge
Jan 25, 2017
1st T20I: India v England at Kanpur
Jan 26, 2017 (16:30 local | 11:00 GMT | 06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST)
2nd T20I: India v England at Nagpur
Jan 29, 2017 (19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
Trinidad & T v Kent at Lucas Street
Jan 29, 2017
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